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Mercer fishing tournament triumphs over rain

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - Despite occasional rain throughout the weekend, the Mercer Open All-Species Fishing Tournament took place on a variety of public-access lakes...

 
 News    June 28, 2022 

Wakefield's Fourth of July emphasizes unity

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD — Wakefield has a full schedule of activities to celebrate Independence Day, with this year’s theme being “Generosity, Diversity, Unity.” Today, the Wakefield Historical Society will sponsor a...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 25, 2022

Bessemer kicks off July 4 with Geocache Dash

BESSEMER - The 13th annual Geocache Dash starts today in Bessemer, as numerous Fourth of July events begin to unfold more than a week before the actual holiday. "It's very family-friendly," said dash...

 

Gogebic Health Foundation awards Erickson Grants

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD - The Gogebic Range Health Foundation has announced three recipients of the for the second year of the Jonathan A. Erickson Fund grants. The...

 

Gogebic County approves millage requests

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners approved area cities’ and schools’ millage requests at its regular meeting on Wednesday. Gogebic County Equalization Director Kathy Jo Koval said...

 

Health fair along Iron Belle Trail provides information on aging

By Charity Smith [email protected] HURLEY - The annual Across the Borders community health fair returned to the Iron Belle Trail Tuesday. The annual event provides a way for residents to gathe...

 

Swartz gives update on Iron County road projects

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County Highway Department head Mike Swartz gave the highway committee an update on their projects for the year at their monthly meeting on Tuesday. Swartz said that they finished repaving...

 

Wakefield-Marenisco School begins installing windows

By MEGAN HUGHES [email protected] WAKEFIELD - The Wakefield-Marenisco School Board met on Monday evening for its monthly meeting. Members discussed the proposed budget for the 2022-2023 school...

 

Western UP experiences heatwave, storms

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] Summer officially began Tuesday morning and mother nature got an early start baking the region in record-setting warm temperatures Monday. Monday afternoon’s heat officially rose to a record 94 degrees...

 

Ironwood Area Schools offer summer meals at park

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD - Luther L. Wright K-12 School's last day of school was June 3, but Ironwood Area Schools staff are still serving meals to youth in the community...

 

HIT to hold Barton Organ benefit concert

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Historic Ironwood Theatre will host a concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday featuring local musicians led by multi-instrumentalist Tim Mesun for the theater’s 21st annual Barton Organ Benefit....

 

Ironwood, GOCAA awarded $75,000 for neighborhood projects

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer awarded more than $1.7 million in Neighborhood Enhancement Program grants on Tuesday, including $45,000 to the city of Ironwood and $30,000 to the Gogebic-Ontonagon...

 

Walk across the borders to provide information on aging

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] HURLEY - The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the North will host the third annual "Across the Borders" Senior Information and Awareness Walk on the...

 

Viewfinders help colorblind visitors see Porcupine Mountains

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] ONTONAGON - Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers a scenic overview of Lake of the Clouds, but some people may be unable to fully experience the...

 

Hurley to consider contract for work on Second Avenue

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — The Hurley City Council agreed to “get the ball rolling” for work on Second Avenue by authorizing Jeff Seamandel of the consulting firm MSA Professional Services to bring a contract for...

 

Ironwood commissioners vote on two park upgrades

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD — Park progress provided good news at Monday evening’s meeting of the Ironwood City Commission, with members approving two projects aimed at enhancing two city parks. Commissioners voted to...

 

Wakefield talks chickens

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The city of Wakefield planning commission considered implementing an ordinance to regulate chickens on residential properties. According to city manager Rob brown there is a surplus of residenc...

 

Iron County considers wage increase for employees

By ZACHARY MARANO [email protected] HURLEY — Staffing shortages were the driving force behind several items that the Iron County Finance Committee discussed at their monthly meeting on Thursday, including a possible wage raise for county...

 

Ironwood City Commission passes $15 million budget

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] IRONWOOD - After a related public hearing that drew no public comment, the Ironwood City Commission passed a new fiscal budget of $15,180,000 on Monday...

 

Despite rain, Mercer festivals carry on

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] MERCER, Wis. — Persistent rain on Saturday morning reduced participation in two normally popular annual events in Mercer: the Lupine Junefest and the Mercer Bird Fest, both based in Carow Park. However, the...

 

Ironwood hosts Pride UP in City Square

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — Despite the rain, members of the local LGBTQ community and their allies celebrated the second annual Pride U.P. Saturday in Ironwood’s...

 
 By Charity Smith    News    June 11, 2022

Bessemer DDA to seek concrete removal bids for south end of Sophie Street

BESSEMER - The Bessemer Downtown Development Authority is seeking bids to have the concrete removed between the curb and the sidewalk between East Sellar Street and East Colby Street on South Sophie...

 
 By P.J. Glisson    News    June 10, 2022

Dozen kindergarteners graduate from Watersmeet

WATERSMEET - Pint-sized pomp and circumstance took the lead on Thursday as Watersmeet K-12 School celebrated its kindergarten graduation in the cafeteria. Superintendent and Principal George R....

 
 By Charity Smith    News    June 9, 2022

Planning Commission discusses ordinance for short term rentals

BESSEMER – The Bessemer Planning Commission went over a draft ordinance to regulate short-term rentals during its regular meeting on Tuesday night. “It’s very thorough, there’s no question about it,” said councilman and committee member...

 

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